Joie de Vivre

Rural Retreat, Red Hill

50% Pawsome
4 Bedrooms
9 People
2 Baths

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Get amongst the VINES

we love this because..

It’s our dream to escape to the country.  Even if it is only for a weekend!

JOIE DE VIVRE is our dream escape to your own little piece of paradise with picturesque 10-acre views in Red Hill, in the heart of the peninsula’s wine region.

When we drive down the quiet country lane with the tree-lined driveway we know we have the most relaxing weekend waiting for us.  As interiors addicts, we feel like we have walked into a magazine cover.  What to look at first?  The marvellous french inspired cast iron fireplace or the facing chesterfield sofas or the view in the background.

We really never want to leave, we walk the dog in the grounds and sit on the jetty in the dam and ponder the meaning of life while watching the fishes swim by.  The kids are completely engrossed in the playground, tennis court or basketball…so many things to do.

The property is located right next door to Main Ridge Estate and across from Red Hill Cheese, two wonderful gourmet destinations that we don’t even need to get in the car and drive to.  The vines for Main Ridge Estate are in fact at the back door of this property.


What fun! a new house to visit that lets four-legged friends like me sleep inside.

Yay! a huge garden…but no fences. I will have to be on my best behaviour and not wander off.  Love the trees and bushes, there are lots of interesting smells.  Are those possums in the trees?

And there’s a special basket just for me. No way!  What’s in there?   Ooh, ooh! a treat from PAWDINKUM.  I LOVE THIS PLACE.

Bedding Configuration

1 x
King Bed
3 x
Queen Bed
1 x
Trundle Bed


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Tub
  • BBQ
  • Coffee Machine - Nespresso Pod
  • Dam
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire - Wood Log Fire
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Playground
  • Smart TV
  • Tennis Court
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Wifi Internet



My husband and I stayed here for the weekend after our wedding at Merricks General Wine Store. It was incredible. Our dog (best man) loved the space to run and play and chase the birds (although he wasn't used to the kookaburras)! The accommodation was immaculate upon arrival and we were able to relax on our mini moon for 5 days before returning to reality. Perfect.

Rebecca, Feb 2022

Joie de Vivre is a wonderful place. It's nestled in Red Hill amongst beautiful gardens - going for a walk outdoors, watching the ducks and relaxing, it was the perfect getaway. It had all the amenities we wanted and the property was spotless - both human and fur guests loved it. Thank you!

Anushka, Feb 2022

We booked this amazing property for family getaway with our adult children their partners and our fur babies. It has been an unforgettable weekend for our family and every possibility that this will be the start on an ongoing family tradition. We enjoyed family tennis competitions, walks with the dogs on the expansive property, wine & cheese on the deck whilst taking in the view and card games by the fire in the evenings. A big thank you to the owners for allowing us to enjoy their beautiful home. It is beautifully appointed in every way and we will most certainly be back. Thank you!

Joyce, Jul 2021

Ocean Blue is a very beautiful house with an incredibly spacious yard. The house was perfect to sleep our family and had so much space for our dogs to run around. We had the most amazing stay and would recommend this perfect airbnb :)

Jessica, May 2022

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Sunday for Free* winter special
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Book to stay with us for 3 nights across a weekend between May 1st and August 31st, 2022 and stay Sunday night for free!*
Choose our SUNDAY FOR FREE rate when booking.
*Not including Queen’s Birthday weekend and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or loyalty benefits.

Minimum stay 2 nights excluding:
Long weekends: 3 night minimum
Melbourne Cup weekend: 4 night minimum
Easter: 4 night minimum
Premium: 7 night minimum

*prices listed include all booking, service, linen and cleaning fees